This is big for me.
I did a photoshoot near the end of my pregnancy last fall, not just to capture the moment but to try something for the first time — and to hopefully make a dent in poor representation of disabled bodies.
The idea took shape over the summer, and when photographer Jen Squires agreed to work on the photos with me, I knew something beautiful would come of it.
I feel vulnerable sharing the photos (in an excited, important way, not a too-much way, don’t worry!), and I’m very excited that CBC Parents has posted the them, along with my story:
I’m thrilled with the how the images turned out, even more so now that I have a six-month-old and those days of waiting for her arrival seem like a lifetime ago. I didn’t want the standard preggo-photos; I wanted something that highlighted difference and for the focus to be both normalization and celebration of that difference.